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From Grieving to Giving – Waking Up to Holiday Joy

Have you felt this way in recent weeks? “I feel like Christmas has been canceled this year.” “This is the most depressing Holiday season…..” “I don’t even want to celebrate…” These were some of the sentiments I’ve heard from friends and clients as we moved into the Holiday season with the first night of Hanukkah.  […]

Rising Above the Chaos With Hope

Hope and fear cannot occupy the same state space. Invite hope to stay – Maya Angelou. Have you ever had a day during this corona chaos when – despite your best intentions to be strong and courageous – you feel yourself sinking into worry, anxiety and fear?   About a week ago, after several conversations with […]


Sharon was a dentist who appeared to have it all. She had developed a part-time practice, which allowed her to design her life around her two young children and was actively involved in her community. Yet she often appeared overwhelmed and didn’t project the self- assurance one would expect from an accomplished professional. She sought […]

An Inconvenient Truth About Self-Confidence

An Inconvenient Truth About Self-Confidence

What would you do if you were more confident? Apply for that leadership position? Write that book? Start that business you’ve been dreaming about? When your self- confidence is low, you’re more likely to procrastinate seizing an opportunity or stretching out of your comfort zone. You reason that you’re not sufficiently qualified or the time […]

The Master Key to Self Confidence

Do you tend to stay on a safe predictable path because you’re afraid to take a risk? This is the rut my friend Allison, a talented professional at a large high tech company, had slipped into. Allison had been at her company for three years when her mentor suggested that she apply for a team […]

Breaking the Confidence Barrier

During my twenty years coaching business women, I‘ve discovered one quality that consistently separates those who enjoy success from those who languish for years on a career plateau. That trait is self-confidence. Until very recently, the process of building confidence has been rather mysterious. Some people – especially men – seem to be born confident. […]